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September 24, 2013 11:07 AM Can Technology Reduce Alcohol-related Crimes?

States have adopted different approaches to reducing recidivism by intoxicated drivers. Some employ ignition interlocks that prevent an offender’s car from starting if the person in the driver’s seat fails an inbuilt breathalyzer test. Others have adopted 24/7 Sobriety, which...

By Keith Humphreys

July 17, 2013 8:24 AM Is Alcohol a Drug?

To a pharmacologist, that question is a little bit like “Is water a liquid?” Alcohol is not just a drug, but the archetypal drug: the drug most widely used and the drug that causes the most addiction, disease, and violence.But...

By Mark Kleiman

May 07, 2013 8:45 AM Why Biological Tests of Driving Impairment are Superior to Behavioral Performance Tests

Andrew Sullivan has had a series of posts recently about “driving while stoned” (Examples here, here and here). He and a number of the people he quotes argue that driving impairment from drug consumption does not correlate perfectly with biological...

By Keith Humphreys

April 22, 2013 9:51 AM How Americans Deal With Risk

I’ve been thinking a lot about how we tolerate risk here in the United States, after we literally shut down a major city last week to catch one man. I am in no way saying that it wasn’t an important...

By Aaron Carroll

April 05, 2013 1:05 PM Roger Ebert on Alcoholism and Recovery

Years ago, when I was researching Alcoholics Anonymous in Urbana, Illinois, I found out inadvertently that Roger Ebert was a member. I did not of course tell anyone until he told his own story publicly in 2009. As someone who...

By Keith Humphreys